By Matthew Henry

MELBOURNE: Retravision Southern’s search for a CEO ended today with the appointment of Tim Cockayne to the top job. The retailer has been without a CEO since late October.

In a statement released this morning, Retravision Southern said Cockayne has a strong record of achievement and is highly experienced in the retail sector.

However, when contacted by, Retravision Southern chairman, Trevor Elsworthy, would not confirm details of Cockayne’s past employment, or elaborate on his previous experience in retail management.

Elsworthy made this brief comment in a press release this morning:

“The search for a new leader has been robust and thorough. Tim was selected from a highly competitive field and the board of Retravision Southern believes that he is uniquely qualified to build on Retravision Southern’s strengths and to lead the company’s continuing development,” said Elsworthy.

Elsworthy said Cockayne was chosen because he is dedicated to inclusive and consultative communication and the development of new systems and practices across an organisation.

According to Retravision Southern, in his previous roles, Cockayne demonstrated a commitment to change management, innovation and creativity and is recognised for his motivation and strong work ethic.